Japan U23 vs China U23 23/7/2017
Defending champions Japan got their qualifying campaign off to a roaring start with an 8-0 demolition of Philippines. Striker Ren Komatsu, who plays his club football at university level, helped himself to four goals. Meanwhile, China, who have qualified as hosts for the finals next January, are here to fill in the competition slots and for practice. They had a largely uninspiring goalless draw with hosts Cambodia,
who is hosting all the qualifiers here in the capital Phnom Penh. Both sides last met in the 2010 Asian Games. Japan ran out 3-0 winners that day.